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La divina commedia, or, The divine vision of Dante Alighieri: PB 1928.4

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La divina commedia, or, The divine vision of Dante Alighieri


Author: Dante Alighieri
Editor: Casella, Mario
Translator: Cary, Henry Francis
Illustrator: Botticelli (Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi)
Publisher: Nonesuch Press
Printer: Westminster Press
Printer: Jacomet, Daniel



In Italian & English ; the Italian text edited by Mario Casella of the Univerisity of Florence with the English version of H.F. Cary and 42 illustrations after the drawings by Sandro Botticelli.

[4],324,[3]p, [8] leaves of plates,[34] folded leaves of plates : ill ; 32cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1944-05-26) by Thompson, Henry Francis Herbert, Sir, Bart


Production date: AD 1928


Of this edition 1475 copies have been printed on Van Gelder paper for sale in England and America ... the pictures have been reproduced from Botticelli's drawings ... in Berlin and Rome. The text has been printed by the Westminster Press in Poliphilus Roman Capital letters and Blado Italic small letters: the pictures have been printed by Danile Jacomet."--Colophon. Museum has copy number 1435. Provenance: bequeathed to Cambridge University by Sir H.F. Herbert Thompson, 2nd Baronet, of Trinity College. 26 May 1944. Old classmark: 740. Binding: orange vellum, with ornament in centre of boards, border and lettering on spine in gilt; top edge of pages gilt, other sides untrimmed.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PB 1928.4
Primary reference Number: 98710
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 30 June 2016 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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